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(released 2010-09-13)
Unofficial Release This release is not yet officially available. Testing packages are available from a location given in the topic in IRC. Expect a formal release in a couple of days if everything goes well for people with this :-)

The focus of this release is to add stability and bugfixes... and CardDAV support.

Prerequisites for Upgrade

Database Upgrade

You must run the update-davical-database script.

Versions of Other Software

  • AWL 0.44 is required.
  • PostgreSQL 8.1 or later is required.
  • PHP version 5.1 or later is required.

PDO libraries

From version 0.9.8 it is necessary to have the PDO libraries available in addition to the legacy psql libraries.


Functionality Enhancements

Bug Fixes

  • Free/busy handling has been completely rewritten.
  • LDAP group handling should be better
  • UTF8 calendars should now be more reliably imported.
  • There should be no need to override the DAV header.
  • Many others.

Other Changes

  • Some updated translations
  • Clients which set the Content-Type incorrectly on PUT should be accommodated with a warning logged.
  • Errors in the DAViCal configuration file should not generate output to the screen. This has been a common problem causing breakage in the DAV functionality. Errors will still be logged to the PHP error log (usually the Apache error log).

Downloading DAViCal

Debian / Ubuntu

Debian Sid/Lenny & Ubuntu Lynx

AWL and DAViCal are in Debian Sid & Lenny and can be installed directly with apt-get.

Older Ubuntu & Debian releases

While older DAViCal packages are present in several releases of Ubuntu, you may want to consider installing a more recent version from:

deb lenny awm

These packages will work with earlier versions of Debian & Ubuntu as long as versions of PostgreSQL (8.1 or later, 8.4 preferred) & PHP (5.1 or later, 5.3 preferred) are used.


An ebuild should be available in due course, within the 'sunrise' overlay.

Source packages

RPM packages


iCal 4.x Users

If you previously configured 'override_dav_header' option you can undo that now.

Horde Users

Horde (from Git) might complain about DAViCal using an outdated WebDAV version. This is due to a bug in Horde when reading the DAV headers, as described at .